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Flaverings · 21/04/2019 15:07

Off-load without interrupting the discussion elsewhere.

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Flaverings · 21/04/2019 15:09

Today I have read,

“Don’t want to be woah is me” which I quite liked and a comment about Buckingham Palace having to “reign in” the Duchess of Sussex which I thought was very apt.

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DramaAlpaca · 21/04/2019 15:16

The use of 'reign in' instead of 'rein in' is so common on here that I have to read it twice to convince myself it's wrong, if you see what I mean.

I love 'woah is me' Grin

I've just spotted 'prolly' instead of 'probably' on a thread, which is what prompted me to post on here.

I've far better manners than to point it out on a thread, but it does make me cringe.

Flaverings · 21/04/2019 16:03

I've far better manners than to point it out on a thread, but it does make me cringe.

I've often pondered over my pedantry. I think, for me, such mistakes are very distracting. In real life I find it takes me from the conversation in quite a jarring manner. Sometimes I find myself saying the correction out loud, and then promptly apologising for being so rude. It's not so much that I'm pointing out their error, so much as correcting for my peace of mind.

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MikeUniformMike · 23/04/2019 14:30

Asking mners to 'bare with me' is bear-faced cheek if you ask me.
Que for queue or cue irritates me as does the wrong use of cue and queue.
I've noticed that now that newspaper articles are spellchecked, word misuse is quite prevalent.
Calving knife, parking on the curb, palette/pallet/palate errors and so on.

Fifthtimelucky · 23/04/2019 22:49

I've never seen 'calving knife'. It sounds very gruesome!

campion · 02/05/2019 12:29

You need a restbite from your baby.

NottonightJosepheen · 02/05/2019 12:38

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DirtyDennis · 02/05/2019 12:41

"Less than" when the poster means "fewer than"
"Could of" rather than "could have"
Apostrophes in dates (e.g. "Back in the 1990's")

HollowTalk · 02/05/2019 12:46

I think apostrophes in dates are acceptable if they are always used. I used to teach word processing and the exam board (who were red hot on other things) would accept either with or without, as long as the student was consistent.

YetAnotherSpartacus · 02/05/2019 12:50

I thought that 'prolly' was an acceptable form of the vernacular or slang these days. I use it (knowingly) as such and in particular contexts. The one that irritates me is 'responce'.

NaturalBornWoman · 02/05/2019 12:53

I've read about someone finding a situation gauling today Grin

DirtyDennis · 02/05/2019 13:27

@HollowTalk Interesting. I really, really hate apostrophes in dates Grin

TheCanterburyWhales · 02/05/2019 13:33

I find the absence of correct punctuation irritating.
Unlike the OP.

HollowTalk · 02/05/2019 14:08

I don't use them either, DirtyDennis; I was just saying RSA/OCR found them acceptable.

UnaCorda · 04/05/2019 15:35

Something being "exasperated" by something, instead of exacerbated. Can't remember the details. They don't even sound the same!

CatWithKittens · 09/01/2020 11:06

Naturalbornwoman, I would quite like "gauling" if it related to some allegedly annoying activity by a French national and had a second "l".

Absolutepowercorrupts · 04/02/2020 20:27

I've just been on a thread about a mother's behaviour to her daughter. A poster has said that her mother has been swimming in De Nile about her behaviour.
It took me two or three attempts to work out what she meant.
I can't mention it on the thread but it's so funny.

Cardboardeaux · 04/02/2020 20:35

One I've noticed a few times recently is "yay or nay?" (although an understandable mistake!)

Hellbentwellwent · 04/02/2020 20:42

^Hangs head in shame... I just had to double take yay or nay (and google it) I didn’t know it was supposed to be yea or nay.

NatashaAlianovaRomanova · 04/02/2020 20:52

One that winds me up at work is reamittance.

The woman that types this also pronounces the word with the extra A which makes me physically wince.

Bluerussian · 07/02/2020 09:24

The other day I read a quite long opening post, it was worth reading; however five paragraphs started with, 'So'.

I've also seen opening posts starting with, "OK, so...".

MikeUniformMike · 12/02/2020 17:41

In tact.
So many things are in tact.
So, so many sentences start with so.
It makes me high rate.
I could of cared less.
Am I waisting my time.
It literally brakes my heart.

MikeUniformMike · 12/02/2020 18:03

In tense.
Talking of tenses, why do so many posters use the wrong tenses?
I have chose...
I text him yesterday.

BookMeOnTheSudExpress · 12/02/2020 18:10

I find the use of the word "tense" irritating when the poster really means "aspect".

ErrolTheDragon · 12/02/2020 18:43

These misuses are especially annoying if I need to quote the post - I try not to let them make me sic.

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